The Thing

Today Restoration Games gave what is arguably their biggest announcement yet. Unmatched is the restoration of Star Wars: Epic Duels, whose design became the basis of Heroscape. That’s not the only thing that makes this announcement so big, however, as Unmatched isn’t just one game – it will be a line of products featuring a variety of themes and intellectual properties. It’s such an undertaking, in fact, that Restoration Games isn’t doing this alone; They are collaborating with Mondo Games, the publishers behind The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31, who will be bringing their extended partnerships to bear.

“Unmatched pits two or four players against each other, with each player taking the role of their own hero. Each hero is represented by a unique ability and a custom deck of action cards, and each set comes with a double-sided board with different battlefields. The first two sets in the line are Battle of Legends, Vol. 1 and the eponymous Robin Hood vs. Big Foot. The Battle of Legends set includes King Arthur, Alice, Medusa, and Sinbad. Heroes from any set can be played against each other, making for surprising and exciting matchups and tons of replayability.”

These first sets will debut at Gen Con this year, but that’s far from all of it. There will be a Bruce Lee limited edition pack and a Buffy the Vampire Slayer set expected to release later this year as well. This is exactly the kind of thing fans have been clamoring for since Restoration Games started taking requests, and it’s fun to see it come alive at last and with so many cool characters to kick it all off. Unfortunately this one article alone won’t do it all justice, so to learn more about Unmatched be sure to visit Restoration Games’ website for further reading and updates.

Mondo and Project Raygun’s first collaborative game has a release date now, October 2017.  This is the first game being put out by the designer game division of USAopoly that was launched at the same time as the game was announced.  Infection at Outpost 31 takes it’s theme directly from the movie “The Thing”, and featuring the characters of the movie as well like MacReady, Childs, and Garry.  The game itself is a hidden identity game where The Thing has infiltrated the outpost and created perfect imitations of the crew there.  It’s up to you to gather gear, battle The Thing, and take out the imitations among you before you escape the outpost and warn McMurdo Station.

This game is going to be coming in two editions, there is the wide print edition and a Mondo exclusive edition that they will sell on the site.  The Mondo edition will feature different box cover art designed by Jock, two additional minis not in the standard edition, a Mondo print, and a enamel pin.  Another thing that makes it exclusive is that only 1,982 of them will be made, in honor of the movie’s original release date.  So whether you want the standard edition or the Mondo edition, look for them both in October of this year.